The Independent Northwest flood control construction will be completed this year By Robert Pore
Nebraska.TV CPNRD works with farmers to protect water quality and quantity by Steve White Thursday, February 8th 2018
Star Herald NRD director John Berge to speak at Brazil’s World Water Forum JERRY PURVIS Staff Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org Feb 15, 2018 Updated 3 hrs ago
Kearney Hub Gosper County FSA’s possible closing has Tri-Basin concerned By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Feb 14, 2018
Julesburg Advocate Sidney High School Takes Top Honors at Western Region Envirothon Contest POSTED: 02/16/2018
North Platte Telegraph Risk Management members to get refund Telegraph staff report Feb 15, 2018
Citizen Tribune Bostelman: Testimony on broadband, speed limit Feb 14, 2018
Grant Tribune COMMITTEE HOLDS HEARINGS ON NCORPE BILLS Hughes’ Views
North Platte Telegraph Groene: Bill on NCORPE rights ‘closes Pandora’s box’ By JOB VIGIL email@example.com Feb 6, 2018
McCook Gazette State Sen. Dan Hughes Dist. 44 news N-CORPE in the spotlight again Thursday, February 15, 2018
North Platte Telegraph A quick look at legislative bills of regional interest By MIKE GROENE Feb 15, 2018
KNOP News 2 Legislative action important to Lincoln County, Part By Benjamin A. Schoenkin | Thu 11:46 PM, Feb 08, 2018
Kearney Hub 2018 NAYI applications due April 15 for students Published Feb 10, 2018
Omaha World Herald Papio-Missouri NRD adopts new groundwater plan limiting nonorganic fertilizer By Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writer Feb 12, 2018
North Platte Telegraph NPPS graduate to be a guiding light of new agricultural program By JOB VIGIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Enterprise Publications PMRNRD board approves updated groundwater management plan By Teresa Hoffman Feb 13, 2018
Omaha World Herald Editorial: Papio NRD works with ag, offers sound plan to address nitrate concern for water quality (OWH, 2-13-18) World-Herald editorial
Video Full interview with attorney representing N-Corpe
KNOP News Lincoln County water project center of Legislative Hearing By Jacque Harms | Feb 08, 2018
Civil Eats: No-Till Farmers’ Push for Healthy Soils Ignites a Movement in the Plains By Twilight Greenaway 02/13/18
Jimmy Emmons isn’t the kind of farmer you might expect to talk for over an hour about rebuilding an ecosystem. And yet, on a recent Wednesday in January, before a group of around 800 farmers, that’s exactly what he did.
Corn and Soybean Digest: Rye cover crop impact on nitrogen leaching and corn yield By Natalie Ricks and Fabián Fernández 02/12/18
A recent study from the University of Minnesota, with support from Pope County SWCD and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, evaluated the use of winter rye as a cover crop in corn production. Early results show that a rye cover crop can help reduce nitrogen leaching in a corn after soybean rotation by 45 percent.
The Eagle: Texas A&M experts say extended drought could bring fire risk, agricultural impact By Rebecca Fiedler 02/11/18
The drought that has plagued Texas since Hurricane Harvey drenched most of the state has raised fire risks and could eventually cause agriculture to take a hard hit. About 65 percent of the state is experiencing a drought.
ABC News: Drought-stricken Texans turn to cows to save their farms By Ginger Zee, David Miller, Kelly Harold, Olivia Smith and Andrea Miller 02/06/18
That diversity of grass has kept Taggart’s soil healthy even as Texas faces droughts. The grasses’ ability to hold on to water when it rains has helped keep his farm healthy. Soil health is crucial to a successful farm, no matter if the cattle is grain-fed or grass-fed.
Des Moines Register: Key achievement or drop in bucket? What $282 million water quality bill means for Iowans By Brianne Pfannenstiel and Donnelle Eller 01/27/18
The $282 million water quality bill represents a clear win for Gov. Kim Reynolds, who promised quick action on water quality this session. For farmers, it means about $150 million in new funding for cover crops, bioreactors and saturated buffers as they seek to curb the high levels of nitrates and phosphorous entering Iowa’s waterways.
Bloomberg: Drought Across U.S. Reaches Highest Levels Since 2014 By Brian K Sullivan 02/07/18
Drought, which has left winter wheat struggling across the Great Plains, expanded to cover 38.4 percent of the contiguous U.S., the most since May 2014.
Western FarmPress: Cover crops nutritious forage for bees By Cecilia Parsons 02/14/18
Billy Synk at Seeds for Bees says planting cover crops in or near almond orchards to provide supplemental forage for bees is a growing trend. Depending on the year and the location, around 6,000 acres are planted annually with cover crop seeds provided at no charge to growers.
The Sacramento Bee: Why California is freaking out over this invasive giant swamp rodent By Ryan Sabalow 02/09/18
A giant invasive swamp rodent known for destroying wetland habitats and damaging levees has invaded the West Coast’s largest estuary that sits on Sacramento’s doorstep. The fear is that if the voracious, burrowing plant eaters set up a sustaining population it could mean bad news for the fragile Delta ecosystem and its network of levees, which are vital to flood control and delivering water to farms and cities across the southern half of the state.
IndyStar: Indiana’s forests are in danger, and the threat: You By Sarah Howman 02/12/18
It’s the private forests at stake. Considering that nearly 85 percent — or 4.1 million acres — of Indiana’s forests are privately owned, that’s worrisome. As invasive species run rampant and hundreds of thousands of acres are expected to transfer hands in the coming years, experts fear for the future of Indiana’s forests.
Reno Gazette Journal: Suit tries to block roundup of nearly 10,000 Nevada mustangs By Scott Sonner 01/29/18
Animal rights activists are suing to block what they say is an unprecedented federal plan to capture thousands of wild horses over 10 years in Nevada. BLM District Manager Jill Silvey says the gathers are needed to protect the rangeland from overgrazing in an area that has 10 times more mustangs than the land can sustain.
ABC News: Turning to beet juice and beer to address road salt danger By Michael Casey 01/29/18
Looking to strike a balance between ice-free roads and clean waterways, public works departments around the country are working to cut their salt use in winter by slathering the roadways with beet juice, molasses and even beer waste to make them safer.
Chicago Tribune: Southern California’s brief escape from drought ends By Ellen Knickmeyer and Rich Pedroncelli 02/04/18
California’s brief escape from severe drought ended Thursday after scientists declared more than 40 percent of the state in moderate drought and water officials confirmed lower-than-normal snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
Omaha World-Herald: Iowan Bill Northey’s USDA nomination remains blocked by Ted Cruz By Joseph Morton 02/07/18
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, tried Wednesday to advance Bill Northey’s nomination to be an undersecretary of agriculture only to once again run up against Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz has blocked the Iowa agriculture secretary’s nomination to the federal level for months now.
Fox News: USDA announces $17.5 million to fight invasive species By Associated Press 02/08/18
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $17.5 million in emergency funding to fight the spread of the spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania.
U.S. News and World Report: Governor Says Drought Requires More Wildfire Prevention Cash By Associated Press 02/08/18
An exceptionally dry winter has prompted Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to ask the Legislature to boost funding for fire prevention efforts in the coming budget year. Rainfall this winter is the 4th lowest on record in Phoenix, and the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the entire state is in drought.
SunHerald: This one kind of tree threatens South Mississippi forests By Kat Bergeron 02/04/18
Never has one imported tree so threatened the forests and coastal plains of Mississippi. It’s a fast-reproducing tree that is changing the native landscape, especially in the South where at least nine states are now badly infected.
Nebraska Proposal To Tax Irrigation Water Meeting A Torrent Of Resistance By Linda Wuebben P&D Correspondent Feb 7, 2018
Lawmakers Wrestle With Water, Tax Issues Fred Knapp, NET News
Water allocations effect local farms and ranches
Seminar discusses shifts in the US Corn Belt
BREWER: Natural resource districts and property taxes Sen. Tom Brewer 43rd District Jan 31, 2018
Reviews Bills Related to Augmentation Projects, Taxes By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Jan 26, 2018
Two bills could ease tax loss from NCORPE Jan 28, 2018
Creighton, Lyons men are legislative candidates By KENT WARNEKE Jan 27, 2018
UPCOMING “HEALTHY FARMS CONFERENCE” CONNECTS FOODIES WITH FARMERS BY Natural Resources Conservation District | January 31, 2018
Nebraska won’t go any further than new EPA rules on soybean herbicide dicamba By Barbara Soderlin World-Herald staff writer Jan 30, 2018
Proposal to remove wind power’s ‘renewable’ designation in Nebraska stirs up debate at Capitol By Cole Epley World-Herald Bureau
Water conservation of Platte, Republican major topic at South Central Water Conference
Learn future of Nebraska fisheries management at public informational meetings Jan 29, 2018
Cape Town suffers major water rationing
Costco reps talk environmental safeguards at NRD Legislative Conference- Colin Larson Fremont Tribune Jan 24, 2018
Republican River Tax Proposal Bogs Down; Pipeline Bill Withdrawn by Fred Knapp, NET News
Alcohol, drought dominate NRD meeting By MIKE BUHLER
Conservation officers honored at Nebraska Game and Parks meeting By David Hendee / World-Herald staff writer Jan 20, 2018
City’s levees to be evaluated by Amanda Woita email@example.com Jan 24, 2018
Al Dutcher to speak at CPNRD Water Programs Update Feb. 7 Jan 20, 2018
Bloomfield farmer files for legislative seat By KENT WARNEKE Jan 20, 2018
Jerry Kenny remembered as peacemaker on Platte River habitat efforts By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Jan 19, 2018
LRNRD board OKs steps for Platte diversion By Lori Potter BH Media News Service Jan 13, 2018
Lower Republican board also OK’s Platte-Republican Diversion Project steps By LORI POTTER Jan 12, 2018 Updated Jan 12, 2018
LLNRD South Loup Watershed Plan gets approval Jan 16, 2018
Bids to raise levees protecting Offutt may be requested sometime this fall By Eugene Curtin BH News Service Jan 17, 2018
Gerald ‘Jerry’ Dillman Jan 14, 2018
Lawns need green consideration too By Sam Farmer
TransCanada says it has secured enough customers to proceed with Keystone XL pipeline
TransCanada Chief Executive Russ Girling at the White House last year. (Mandel Ngan / AFP-Getty Images) Keith Schneider
NRDs, volunteers, inmates among legislation Thursday, January 18, 2018
Nebraska population trends shared at luncheon By JERRY GUENTHER
School of Natural Resources, Nebraska Water Center host irrigation lecture series Staff Jan. 16, 2018
GRANT FUNDING OFFERED IN KANSAS, NEBRASKA FOR WOOD-BASED BIOCHAR BY News Release | January 18, 2018
The Public Pulse: Red tape and regulations are strangling our economy.
Conservation in Nebraska: ‘Our Hope Is For People to Think of This as Not Just Flyover Country’
Sunset on Watson’s Ranch, a few miles north of Scottsbluff, NE Ed Bailey / AP
Editorial: Nebraska has some strong roots – 12 feet down World-Herald editorial Jan 13, 2018 Updated Jan 17, 2018
Water fight between Florida, Georgia lands at Supreme Court (LJS, 1-07-18)
No plans yet for space vacated at Northeast’s Lifelong Learning Center
Lower Republican board also OK’s Platte-Republican Diversion Project steps By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer
Planning advances for project to divert Platte water to Rep River By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Jan 11, 2018
Senator makes false claims about organization. Friday, January 12, 2018
Process slows levees repairs By Eugene Curtin / Leader Associate Editor
NASA finds easy-to-access water all over Mars. This could be a game-charger for future Mars missions. Steve Dent, @stevetdent
Will Cape Town be the first city to run out of water? By Gabriella MulliganTechnology of Business reporter
Mead waiting on water test results By Sam Farmer
Ricketts comments on NCORPE By JOB VIGIL firstname.lastname@example.org Jan 11, 2018
Central Platte Natural Resources District opposes proposed Water Sustainability Fund eligibility rule change Jan 3, 2018
Prepare for ice jam flooding along Platte River by KHGI Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
With hep of greenhouse, North Platte NRD envisions citrus crop By Steve Frederick / Scottsbluff Star Herald Dec 24, 2017
North Platte NRD plans geothermal greenhouse TEVE FREDERICK S cottsbluff Star Herald
STINNER: Budget among top priorities during Legislative session SEN. JOHN STINNER
State Sen. Stinner ready for busy legislative session JERRY PURVIS Staff Reporter email@example.com Jan 2, 2018
CPNRD opposes proposed Water Sustainability Fund rule change Dec 25, 2017
Bostelman taps budget, property tax reform as top priorities By Sam Farmer Jan 3, 2018
Signups for water leasing exceed 2,000 acres By LORI POTTER Hub Staff Writer Jan 1, 2018 Updated Jan 3, 2018
Republican River Compact survives legal challenge By Joe Duggan / World-Herald Bureau Dec 23, 2017
Advanced prescribed burn training to take place Jan. 22-23 Dec 30, 2017
Water and Climate Program to target government officials
Two Republican Basin water projects get boost from state panel- Andy Raun
LBNRD OKs stay on new groundwater uses in northwestern Adams County- Andy Raun
LRNRD report: Irrigated crops used less than 7 inches per acre in 2017- By LORI POTTER, Hub Staff Writer Dec 15, 2017
Groups in Lincoln want to create tallgrass corridor- By PETER SALTER Lincoln Journal Star Dec 16, 2017
NPNRD AND LOCAL AG BUSINESSES DONATE TO FOOD PANTRY- BY Chabella Guzman | December 16, 2017
Environmental plan for Lincoln, prairie corridor agreements approved- NANCY HICKS Lincoln Journal Star Dec 19, 2017
Below is a link to a you tube video that was put together by NRCS for the National Watershed Coalition on the Nemaha NRD’s flood Control Program.
NATURAL RESOURCES DISTRICTS NOW TAKING TREE AND SHRUB SEEDLING ORDERS BY NRD | December 6, 2017
Competition allows ag producers to try new technologies, methods Dec 7, 2017 By Haley Apel IANR Media
‘This is something special’ — City and others partner to build 10-mile trail, tallgrass corridor PETER SALTER Lincoln Journal Star Dec 7, 2017
Jim Bendfeldt: Respecting Ogallala Aquifer- Midlands Voices Nov 24, 2017 Updated 11 hrs ago
Local View: Nebraska has strong protections for Ogallala Aquifer- KAREN AMEN AND JIM GOEKE Nov 27, 2017 (0)
A first-hand look at infrastructure, those it affects- Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Put N-CORPE land back on tax rolls, back to work- Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Papio-Missouri NRD updating groundwater plan for first time in more than 20 years- By Andrew J. Nelson / World-Herald staff writer Nov 27, 2017
Platte-Republican diversion seeks beneficial use for water headed out of Nebraska- JOHN THORBURN Soils & Streams Nov 25, 2017
South Platte NRD Recognizes 2017 District Conservation Award Winners
County has paid fair share in NCORPE- By DEWEY SCHAFFER Nov 25, 2017
Editorial: Cooperation needed on water quality to aid Midlands agriculture, World-Herald editorial 9 hrs ago
MoPac trail project could bring more bike traffic through Eagle- Michael Wunder
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION APPOINTS KARL ELMSHAEUSER TO USDA RD STATE DIRECTOR
Marin anti-Keystone pipeline activists applaud legal victory